Below, the terrain, an intricate pattern
Square on square to the distant hills.
latitude, longitude, marked on a graph
a mint new morning in a sun blessed land.
A red dot indicates target locked on.
White noise and a steadying hum,
below, a wild and wanton flowering
eats the air and vomits smoke.
A target reached, a bomb released
duty to queen and country done
the gunner moves his index finger
a red dot indicates target locked on.
© Eileen Earnshaw 2020.